Whenever there is a car accident, the police may try to ascertain if any kind of drugs or alcohol was responsible or played a role in the crash. If alcohol did play a role and someone was injured, the potential charges could have very serious consequences should a conviction follow. In addition, if someone arrested for DUI in Tennessee has prior convictions, the penalties may be compounded and pose serious challenges for someone.
One recent accident involved a man who was driving with his 10-year-old son and also an 11-year-old boy in the car. The man crashed the car. His 10-year-old son died as a result, and the 11-year-old child suffered injuries and required medical treatment.